October 25, 2019

Last week the creative forces of Bismuth and Vile Creature combined as they met up to really get going with the writing for their collaborative commissioned piece for Roadburn 2020: A Hymn of Loss and Hope. Hamilton, Ontario was a-shakin’ as heads were put together and riffs were churned out like it ain’t no thing. They found a few minutes to put together a playlist for us, featuring songs that inspired their creative direction for their collaboration.

KW told us:

We listen to a wide variety of music, everything on our playlist inspired us sonically, emotionally, in tonality or with its riffs. A Hymn of Loss and Hope is the most ambitious and challenging piece either of us has ever been part of, and we can wait to share it with Roadburners in April.

So without further ado…

Samothrace – When We Emerged (20 Buck Spin)

Baroness – Cavité (At A Loss)

Red Sparowes – Alone and Unaware, the Landscape Was Transformed in Front of Our Eyes (Neurot)

Arvo Pärt – Salve Regina (harmonia mundi)

Dead Can Dance – Summoning of the Muse (4AD)

ISIS – Collapse and Crush (Hydra Head)

Primitive Man – My Will (Relapse Records)

Efrim Manuel Menuck – The Beauty of Children and the War Against the Poor (Constellation)

The Goat Rodeo Sessions – Attaboy (Sony)